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He added that he will seek a hearing about Egyptian-Israeli relations in the foreign affairs and defense committee.
“We have to analyze the overall situation, mainly the Sinai issue, because it’s not only us who are looking at the pictures, but also Hamas and other terrorist organizations who want to take advantage of the current situation,” he said.
Many fear that Egypt’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, tentatively scheduled for later this year, will only exacerbate the diplomatic tension.
• This article is based in part on wire service reports.
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